Heather Lynn

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10 amazing ancient forests around the world

Getting back to nature can be like going back in time, especially if you wander through one of these woodlands—all amongst the oldest on Earth.<p>Some are old growth, meaning they haven't been molested much by people, while others are forests that have been regenerating on the same land for time …

Forests

Miss Iraq Pageant Winner Crowned For First Time In More Than 40 Years

Shaima Qassim, a 20-year-old economics student, overcame death threats -- and more than 100 other candidates -- for Saturday's crown.<p>For the first time in more than 40 years, Iraq has crowned a Miss Iraq beauty pageant winner.<p>Shaima Qassim, a 20-year-old economics student from Kirkuk, clinched the …

The Morning After the Paris Attacks: Pictures

Krakow

Why free schools have not solved Kenya's problems

<b>Kenya has been praised for introducing free primary school education, in line with one of the Millennium Development Goals, but the country is now battling to raise education standards, as the BBC's Anne Soy has been finding out in Nairobi.</b><p>The classroom is crammed.<p>Four or five children squeeze into …

Education

When There Is No Justice in Scripture: The Rape of Tamar

When I first read about the rape of Tamar, I was astonished. This tragic story of a beautiful princess — sexually violated by her half-brother and …

Domestic Violence

This Folding E-Bike Wants To Solve Bike Commuting’s Major Design Problems

The Gi FlyBike is a collapsible electronic bike that friends can borrow just by opening an app.<p>The bicycle is one of our best hopes when it comes to alleviating many of the world’s transportation issues. But even though they are cleaner, healthier, and more efficient to own and ride than an …

These ATMs In Kenya Dispense Clean Water Instead Of Cash

A Danish engineering firm has developed a clever way to distribute water in developing countries while collecting revenue for the community.<p>When Danish engineering firm Grundfos started researching the best ways to distribute water in Nairobi, Kenya, they found that access to clean water wasn’t the …

Fall Home Decor: 9 Color Trends To Try

You might want to rethink this season's color palette.<p>For some reason – it's hard to say exactly how it came about – fall is largely associated with dark colors. Perhaps it's the early sunset or the leaves' shift from green to orange to brown, but pastels, and fun prints shouldn't be relegated to …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

10 DIY Home Improvements for $20 or Less

Give your home a facelift without making a dent in your pocketbook.<p>If you have an extra weekend and $20 burning a hole in your pocket, then a DIY …

The 7 Most Insane Abandoned Places in California

<i>By: Grant Marek</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Thomas Hawk</i><p>If you've ever seen I Am Legend or 28 Days Later you know that 1) there's something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, and 2) zombies are jerks. Providing you with all the eerie fascination you can handle, but none of the "zombie dogs killing your …

Reflections on a Planned Parenthood Protest

This morning I was one of several thousand people who gathered in St. Paul, Minnesota, to say to Planned Parenthood that killing children is not an …

Three Design Basics Every Marketer Should Know

Giving a prospect the nudge to visit your site isn’t just based on your slogan and ads. Enticing businesses need to have an equally enticing website. …

Chemistry explains why cold brew coffee tastes better than hot

Abi Porter/Flickr<p>Smooth and sweet versus floral and acidic: Any coffee aficionado can note the distinctive taste profiles that distinguish cold brew …

Coffee

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

How Important Is Perfect Form in Fitness, Really?

<i>By Brian Sabin</i><p>Just about every gym in the world is lying to you. The lies are told subtly. They aren't even spoken aloud. But they are often written all over the walls. The lies are well intentioned, aiming to show you the "right" way to exercise. We're talking about the posters that show someone …

Yoga

How Your Productivity Is Determined by What You Eat

Every 7 years our body will change completely. This means that each and everyone of your cells will have been renewed and exchanged for another one …

Brew your iced coffee at home and save $100 a month

Williams-Sonoma<p>Everyone loves iced coffee when it's hot outside.<p>But, spending $3.50 or more on a cup of cold brew, and waiting in line for 10 minutes for a barista to make it, is a waste of time and money.<p>It's basic math: If you buy a $3.50 iced coffee once every weekday, that's $70 a month. Factor …

Coffee

The future of color in Web design

Instead of only focusing on single hues, more projects will take on a styled color palette that mirrors popular culture. Examples include color styles that look like popular filters from the social media sharing site Instagram or colors that when combined have a vintage or period look and …

Greece debt crisis: German MPs vote 'yes' to bailout talks

<b>The German parliament has voted in favour of starting negotiations on Greece's €86bn (£60bn) bailout deal.</b><p>The motion passed with a clear majority, with 439 MPs in favour, 119 votes against and 40 abstentions.<p>Prior to the vote, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of "predictable chaos" if the Bundestag …

Europe

Tips for Going Wheat Free

Last week I shared why we went wheat free for 6 weeks and next week I have a round up of the recipes and meal ideas we used during that time.<p>Today, I …

43 Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

DIY Fold-Up Kids Playroom Tent (for less than $20!) - Beckham + Belle

I’ve been wanting a tent for the kids playroom for a couple years now. I never splurged and bought one because I knew it was something I could DIY …

The ultimate guide: How to become a UX Designer

But a formalized university education certainly doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately, you won’t find a huge selection of formal UX university programs, but you can certainly break into the field with a related degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, graphic design, visual design, UI design, and …

Write On! Sign Up for Calligraphy 201 Today

Back by popular demand, our awesome calligraphy teacher Lauren Essl is back with a NEW class. Introducing Calligraphy 201, the perfect next-step class to take your calligraphy skills to the next level.<p>In Lauren’s class, you’ll review 101 calligraphy techniques and learn how to mix your own gouache, …

The fitness apps that gave me six-pack abs

I saw my six pack for the first time at the age of 40. Prior to that, my abs had been hidden behind a thick layer of fat that I’d built up over years of living a sedentary geek lifestyle. The only exercise I got was racing to be first in line at the Apple Store for a product launch.<p>Then one day, a …

Apps